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The flip flops I got from the Street Angels on Saturday night are now my favourite shoes....
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This Sunday 28th February we invite churches to take a few moments as part of the Sunday meeting to pray for the work of CNI Network, local projects, your local night-time economy, those who work within it (police, paramedics, managers, bar/club staff, taxi drivers, etc) and for those who are part of this culture. This is part of the International Day of Prayer for the Night-Time Economy around the theme 'You will be called the one who makes city streets like new again'. Resources are available here
Sarah, who volunteers with Blackpool and the Fylde Street Angels, has recently been accepted to stay with Mercy UK for 6 months. Mercy is a ministry for young ladies with life controlling issues and as Sarah says, 'I’m finally going to be free from self-harm, depression, anxiety and all of the other things I am battling with'. Sarah has written her story which is on our website along with ways you can support her


BIG CHURCH DAY OUT - we need you! CNI Network has taken on the role of welfare at this event over May Bank Holiday Weekend (27th - 30th May) and we are looking for volunteers to help with this. In return for a few hours of your time (you will be mostly based in the main arena) you will receive free entry, free camping space, 2 meals on the days you serve and the opportunity to work alongside other amazing people! Sign up at bigchurchdayout.com/info/cninetwork / download an invitation poster here.
Tweet it! A few from our teams and those we helped! 

The flip flops I got from the Street Angels on Saturday night are now my favourite shoes
 
One of tonight's street angels Leeds is a trainee doctor when not in angel uniform! Praying that everyone stays safe and healthy in town tonight.

When you turn up to pick up your paralytic boyf and he's surrounded by street angels convinced that he's homeless

"A dinosaur was left in the high street by drunken pranksters" ...crazy stuff can happen on a night out but that'll take some beating!

Street Angels prince's avenue Hull, Communion outside of the Church, with worship songs. Feeding the homeless and patrols all in 1 nite!

Leeds Street Angels: Here's our Oct-Dec15 in statistics: 232 volunteer hours, 47 people kept safe, 27 water bottles given, 671 glass bottles removed from street.

One of those nights when God's love is most needed - and found. All part of the blessing of being a Street Angel.

Want to volunteer on one of our Street/Club/Festival/Community teams - see our project list here!
CNI Network and its local projects is shortlisted in the Restorative Practice Awards Community category - see here for more details. The winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony in London in April. 

#CNIPrayer and #Do1NiceThing daily for Lent continues with daily tweets and Facebook updates - see here for the full prayer diary

Club Angels are running a training session, Saturday 5th March 9am - 1pm at St Paul's Church, Hammersmith, London - book here.  Club Angels are mentioned in an article on Third Space Ministries in Inspire magazine - see here page 12.

As the rail industry look to tackle high suicide rates some of our teams are involved in patrolling train stations - please consider adding train stations to your route or setting up a special team to cover railway stations.

Vote for Hull Street Angels in the National Diversity Awards! 

Cinnamon Network Theology Symposium - 13 April in Birmingham, details here.
Well done to PCSO Dave Bullock who was further commended in his work for setting up community initiatives including Windsor Street Angels at a Thames Valley Police event - see the newspaper article

Many thanks to those local projects, individuals, churches, business and grant funders who stand with CNI Network financially. Sadly Jean has returned to other employment as, even though CNI Network's finances are improving, not enough to pay a realistic salary. To stand with CNI Network visit this page

Leeds Festival Angels - around 100 people are now signed up for Angeling at Leeds Festival in August. Our limit is 170 volunteers so sign up soon if you want to be involved! Leeds Festival and Leeds Street Angels were included in the Leeds Lent Prayer Diary (page 28)

In February Paul and Jean attended Mercy UK's 10th year celebration and helped dedicate a new Bus Oasis which is used in Halifax including within the night economy.

CNI Training Resources including conflict awareness, legal highs and mental health - see here
Paul and Jean shared our story with 130 young people from across the world on a gap year in the UK through Time for God. The talk caused many to consider how Street/Club/Festival work could be replicated once they return home. 
Find out more about the work of CNI Network or local projects - book a speaker! Paul Blakey MBE, the founder of Street Angels and CNI Network, is available for talks as well as those involved in local projects - contact us for details
As Paul and Jean have visited local projects one of the areas where local projects are struggling is online giving. CNI Network has just signed up with Charity Checkout and is now able to offer every local project within the CNI family its own online giving page. CNI Network will cover the costs of the package but there will be a small % from each donation made which covers credit/debit and processing fees. Gift Aid will also be claimed automatically. The donations will be paid to your account via BACS from CNI Network. We also offer a subdomain from wehelpedu.org.uk - eg tamworth.wehelpedu.org.uk which points to the Charity Checkout page - eg https://cninetwork.charitycheckout.co.uk/TamworthStreetAngels . You can also integrate a donate button on website and Facebook page. If you are a local CNI project and wish to be part of this please click here
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